For Sponsored Students

If you are an international student whose tuition is being paid by your home university, home embassy, a company, or a U.S. government agency, this information is for you.

How sponsorship works at WSU

Your sponsor should provide a Financial Guarantee Letter outlining the sponsorship conditions and financial coverage. You will need to provide a copy of this letter to International Student and Scholar Services when you arrive at WSU.

When you enroll at WSU, International Programs pays tuition and mandatory fees on your behalf and sends an invoice directly to the sponsoring agency. The sponsoring agency then reimburses (pays back) International Programs for the invoiced amount.

You are responsible for paying any expenses that are not covered by your sponsor.

Enrollment verification

Most verifications can be provided by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) instantly. 

Use the Pullman Verification Request Form if you are a Pullman student, AND

  • The organization requesting verification will not accept National Student Clearinghouse verification. You will be required to upload the organization’s denial documentation
  • You need a document from a third party signed by the Office of the Registrar or on letterhead
  • You are a student from SACM, Oman, or Kuwait
  • You need a hand-prepared verification

Allow 5-7 business days. Requests may take longer during the first weeks of school or after spring commencement. If you experience technical difficulties opening our form, please try another browser. In Google Chrome, try Clear Browsing Data. If you need technical assistance, email the webmaster.

For more information, including for graduate students and students enrolling in other WSU campuses, go to WSU’s Verification Request Form page.

New students

Bring a copy of your sponsor’s Financial Guarantee Letter with you to your orientation session.

If your sponsor or home country will be providing health insurance, bring your insurance card (or equivalent proof of insurance) to your orientation.

Within the first week of classes, you will need to meet with an International Programs advisor. Contact International Programs to make an appointment.